ERIC Number: ED182244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Educational Democratization; Towards an Inventory of Official Texts.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Part of a series of Unesco technical information reports, this publication presents information on educational practice in 71 countries. Both developing and developed nations are included. The information, which is provided in a table on each country, comes from the official Country Reports to the 36th Session of the International Conference on Education held at the International Bureau of Education in Geneva in September, 1977. The information provided on each country includes the democratization objectives of educational access, process, output, and participation. For some countries, constitution or laws, administrative regulation, and plan objectives are also provided. The description of education in Germany is a good illustration of the kinds of information provided. In Germany ten year secondary school education is compulsory; educational allowances and free study materials are granted according to social aspects; higher education is free; and there are special schools for the handicapped. Entrance qualifications to German universities may be gained through formal schooling but also by attending evening school, a trade or technical college, or special courses. In all educational institutions, education is linked to social practice. It is a principle to interlace learning and studying with productive work. In Germany, Parents' Councils at every school have the right to participate in school affairs. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Community Role, Comparative Education, Cooperative Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nonformal Education, Parent Participation, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 345-348, SO 012 351-352, and SO 012 354-357; A working paper presented to the Symposium on Future Programmes of Information and Communication in Educational Policy and Planning (Unesco, Paris, France, November 21-25, 1977).